Avalanche Campground

Glacier National Park, Montana

Distance5.5mi
Elevation Gain834ft
Trailhead Elevation3,286ft
Top3,460ft
Elevation Min/Max3212/3460ft
Elevation Start/End3286/3286ft

Avalanche Campground

Avalanche Campground is a hiking and horse trail in Flathead County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 5.5 miles long and begins at 3,286 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 11.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 834 feet. This trail connects with the following: Sperry Loading Ramp Trail, Johns Lake, Gunsight Pass, Mcdonald Creek Cutoff, Avalanche Cutoff, Mcdonald Horse Trail and Avalanche Lake Trail.

Avalanche Campground Professional Reviews and Guides

"Romantic legend has it that Going to the Sun Mountain, and later the road, is named for a mystic Indian who ascended the 9,642-foot peak to join the sun in eternity. The road, 52 miles long, closes in the fall and reopens usually in June.

From the parking area, the gentle 4-mile route to the Avalanche Campground offers easy skiing and good views of McDonald Creek. The forest of cedar and hemlock is surrounded by 8,000-foot mountains. Along the way are several photography opportunities of mountains and McDonald Creek."

"Romantic legend has it that Going to the Sun Mountain, and later the road, is named for a mystic Indian who ascended the 9,642-foot peak to join the sun in eternity. The road, 52 miles long, closes in the fall and reopens usually in June. From the parking area, the gentle 4-mile route to the Avalanche Campground offers easy skiing and good views of McDonald Creek.

The forest of cedar and hemlock is surrounded by 8,000-foot mountains. Along the way are several photography opportunities of mountains and McDonald Creek. Sacred Dancing Cascade is on the creek, 1 mile into the trail. Note that moose frequent the Going to the Sun trail in winter. The best advice is to keep a good distance between skier and moose and never approach these unpredictable animals. Surface quality: Skier-tracked."

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Glacier National Park
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Glacier National Park
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Easy to Difficult
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Glacier National Park, Avalanche Info, (800)-526-5329
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